The threat of the use of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) weapons have become a reality, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on 12 January.
"The threat of the use of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) weapons is indeed becoming a reality particularly from the non-state actors. Use of CBRN weapons could jeopardise life health property and commerce, and then take a long time to recover," Rawat said at the DRDO Bhawan here.
The Army Chief also warned that potential adversaries may seek to counter India's conventional military superiority using less expensive and more attainable asymmetrical means.
To combat the hazardous weapons, Rawat suggested to "develop protection technologies, equipment and systems, and impart training to our soldiers."
" I am sure that DRDO's long term perspective plan in conjunction and integrated perspective plan of the services must have encompassed the development of mitigation of technologies against such CBRN threats," he added.
The Army Chief was inaugurating a DRDO workshop and exhibition of CBRN defence technologies.